There's good news: sex and drugs are less common in teenagers today than in previous generations. However, depression, suicide ideation, bullying, and sexual violence are still disturbingly high.
Walmart rewrites their policies to try and help curb opioid abuse in the United States. New regulations include a seven-day limit to supply and electronic prescriptions.
Puberty can be considered as quite the wild stage for any growing person. After all, this is the part of anyone's life that can be considered an 'experimental' phase, as this is where everyone gets to know themselves. Unfortunately, this also means teenagers may be exposed to unwanted elements. One of these is fake weed.
A brain scan test can successfully predict potential drug use among teens better than the traditional behavioral and personality measures.
CDC warns against kratom, an opioid substitute, and suggests an emerging public health threat.
A recent study has proved that a heavy use of cannabis can lead to a compromised dopamine system. Decreased release was found in the striatum which is the part of the brain that helps in paying attention and keeping memory. Unfortunately, marijuana has been widely accepted in many parts pf the world especially among the youth.
A new drug is leading the way in preventing the spread of the HIV virus among drug users, after a test found that by taking a daily dose of the Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Viread pill, HIV infection rate among intravenous drug users in Thailand were cut by 49 percent.
A novel anti-cocaine vaccine successfully passed testing in primates, according to a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, bringing its designers one step closer to human trials.
Scientists have discovered a way to switch cocaine addiction off and on in rats' brains with a laser, a treatment the researchers believe could be used in humans using transcranial magnetic stimulation.